Santos Silva, Nebbia, Alonso, Bergman Quartet “Ritual para acercarse”

What a line-up. Susana Santos Silva, Camila Nebbia, Hara Alonso, and Else Bergman have all been lighting it up, and together that potent force grows. Ritual para acercarse covers almost every emotion imaginable, from wistful horror to whimsical excitement and whatever is in between. There isn’t a singular driving force here but a collective thrust and exploratory spirit that pushes all four musicians into new zones.  Opener … Continue reading Santos Silva, Nebbia, Alonso, Bergman Quartet “Ritual para acercarse”

Video Premiere: Susana Santos Silva “All the Birds”

Magic miniatures unfold on Susana Santos Silva’s “All the Birds.” A combination of soft, lilting drones underpins the frenetic, technical sophistication of Santos Silva’s trumpet playing. Disparate atmospheres swirl in separate fields before intertwining through her unique approach, with the addition of calming birdsong, to create a unique, exotic sonic palette. The tranquility woven into the piece is awash with impermanence, but that fleeting nature … Continue reading Video Premiere: Susana Santos Silva “All the Birds”

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022

If anyone thought I was kidding about starting a Rancid podcast, I certainly wasn’t. It’s been way too much fun to record and I hope people give it a listen. Meanwhile, quite a slate of killer tunes this week. Astrid Sonne “How Far” (SA Recordings) “How Far” is the newest offering from The Hearing Experience and Astrid Sonne’s stunning vocal arrangements are pure, blissful magic. Sonne always … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.18: May 13, 2022